11 days in Normandy Itinerary

11 days in Normandy Itinerary

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Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 day
Drive
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Bayeux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Honfleur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rouen
— 3 nights
Fly

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Mont-Saint-Michel

— 1 day
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In October in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites
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Bayeux

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Cherbourg-Octeville (Cite de La Mare & Parc Emmanuel Liais) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement.

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Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Honfleur.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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Honfleur

— 3 nights
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Lower Normandy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honfleur: Etretat (Chemin des Douaniers, Falaises d'Etretat, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Vieux Bassin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame de Grace, kick back and relax at Deauville Beach, and take in the views from Pont de Normandie.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Honfleur driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Bayeux to Honfleur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Honfleur, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Honfleur

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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Rouen

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Giverny (Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny & Fondation Claude Monet). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Vieux Rouen, appreciate the history behind Tour Jeanne d'Arc, and examine the collection at Musee Secq des Tournelles.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rouen trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Honfleur to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Rouen sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rouen

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Normandy travel guide

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Monuments · Landmarks · History Museums
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.